History Film / MishimaALifeInFourChapters

25th Apr '16 8:03:57 AM 06tele
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* TooKinkyToTorture: Osamu is cut by a razor, and decides that it feels ''good''. Later, he's shown with bigger scars and bruises, and says that ''stage blood is not enough'' for him.
* VillainProtagonist: Mishima, for anyone who doesn't agree with right-wing militia groups trying to overthrow the government.

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* TooKinkyToTorture: Osamu is cut by a razor, and decides that it feels ''good''. Later, he's shown with bigger scars and bruises, and says that ''stage "stage blood is not enough'' enough" for him.
* VillainProtagonist: Mishima, for anyone who doesn't agree with right-wing militia groups trying to overthrow the government.his admittedly extreme politics.
25th Apr '16 8:03:05 AM 06tele
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* TooKinkyToTorture: Osamu is cut by a razor, and decides that it feels ''good''. Later, he's shown with bigger scars and bruises, and says that
''stage blood is not enough'' for him.

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* TooKinkyToTorture: Osamu is cut by a razor, and decides that it feels ''good''. Later, he's shown with bigger scars and bruises, and says that
that ''stage blood is not enough'' for him.
25th Apr '16 7:56:22 AM 06tele
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* AffablyEvil: If you regard Mishima as an Anti-Villain or Villain Protagonist, then he's this. Even when he's getting his followers sign up to his society in their own blood, he cracks a joke, and when he's talking to the left-wing students and they're heckling him violently, he's still patient and good-humoured.
* AntiVillain: For most viewers (except right-wing loons), Mishima is this: there's nothing intrinsically wrong with being fiercely patriotic and dedicated to beauty, but most people wouldn't take it as far as forming a quasi-fascist militia group and trying to inspire the army to overthrow the democratically-elected government.



* TooKinkyToTorture: Osamu is cut by a razor, and decides that it feels ''good''. Later, he's shown with bigger scars and bruises, and says that ''stage blood is not enough'' for him.

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* TooKinkyToTorture: Osamu is cut by a razor, and decides that it feels ''good''. Later, he's shown with bigger scars and bruises, and says that that
''stage blood is not enough'' for him.him.
* VillainProtagonist: Mishima, for anyone who doesn't agree with right-wing militia groups trying to overthrow the government.
25th Apr '16 7:48:56 AM 06tele
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-->'''Mishima''': [[DeadpanSnarker No one here has VD, I hope?]]

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-->'''Mishima''': --->'''Mishima''': [[DeadpanSnarker No one here has VD, I hope?]]
25th Apr '16 7:48:35 AM 06tele
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** When Mishima is putting together his Shield Society, he makes everyone sign an oath in blood, and then announces that after they've all signed, they'll drink a blood oath to the society.
-->'''Mishima''': [[DeadpanSnarker No one here has VD, I hope?]]
25th Apr '16 7:43:12 AM 06tele
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--> '''Officer:''' You have firearms?
--> '''Isao:''' We'll only use swords. Our best weapon is purity.

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--> '''Officer:''' -->'''Officer:''' You have firearms?
--> '''Isao:''' -->'''Isao:''' We'll only use swords. Our best weapon is purity.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Mizoguchi stops stuttering after having sex for the first time and becomes much more self-assured. [[spoiler:Which is to say, self-assured enough to finally burn down the Golden Pavilion himself. For all the good it did do him in the end.]]
* ManlyGay: Mishima himself is probably one of the most striking real-life examples of this.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Mizoguchi stops stuttering after having sex for the first time and becomes much more self-assured. [[spoiler:Which [[spoiler: Which is to say, self-assured enough to finally burn down the Golden Pavilion himself. For all the good it did do him in the end.him.]]
* ManlyGay: Mishima himself is probably one of the most striking real-life examples of this.



* PatrioticFervor: What ultimaley costs [[spoiler: Mishima and Isao their heads (literally in the case of the former.)]]

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* {{Pastiche}}: Schrader deliberately used this as a way of telling the different story strands apart.
** The scenes set on the last day of Mishima's life are shot in colour, with a lot of hand-held camera, in a quasi-documentary style reminiscent of films by Costa-Gavras, e.g. ''Film/{{Z}}'' or ''Film/{{Missing}}''.
** The scenes that show earlier episodes from Mishima's life are shot in a much more composed and tranquil style, reminiscent of the work of classical Japanese film-makers such as Creator/YasujiroOzu.
** The scenes that show dramatised extracts from Mishima's work are staged like theatrical productions, with colourful indoor sets existing in a black box.
* PatrioticFervor: What ultimaley costs [[spoiler: Mishima and Isao Isao. [[spoiler: This ultimately costs them their heads heads, (literally in the case of the former.)]])]]
* PreMortemOneLiner: "''Kurahara! Prepare to die!''"
2nd Apr '16 10:43:49 PM JulianLapostat
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''Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters'' is a 1985 film directed by Paul Schrader (writer of ''TaxiDriver'') and co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. It is a complexly structured biography of Japan's most famous modern writer, Creator/YukioMishima (portrayed by Ken Ogata,) and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin consists of four chapters]] (Beauty, Art, Action, Harmony of Pen and Sword) which are made up of three stylistically distinct threads woven together throughout each:

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''Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters'' is a 1985 film directed by Paul Schrader Creator/PaulSchrader (writer of ''TaxiDriver'') and co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. It is a complexly structured biography of Japan's most famous modern writer, Creator/YukioMishima (portrayed by Ken Ogata,) and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin consists of four chapters]] (Beauty, Art, Action, Harmony of Pen and Sword) which are made up of three stylistically distinct threads woven together throughout each:
9th Mar '14 7:50:39 PM ssfsx17
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** Mizoguchi is obsessed with the Golden Pavilion, and wants to "set it free". This includes wishing that American bombers will blow it up [[spoiler:and ultimately, burning it down himself.]]
** Osamu decides that being cut and beaten by a cruel woman is actually a pretty good place in life, [[spoiler:and commits mutual suicide with her.]]
** Isao wants to kill "capitalists" and restore the Emperor to power - or rather, an idealized version of the Emperor and the purity of Japan that he had made in his own mind.
9th Mar '14 7:33:56 PM ssfsx17
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* GeniusBonus:
** For starters, who Yukio Mishima even is
** The scene of Mishima's seppuku is very similar to his film on the subject. Foreshadowed by a bit of the production of that film being shown in a flashback.
9th Mar '14 7:33:41 PM ssfsx17
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* GeniusBonus:
** For starters, who Yukio Mishima even is
** The scene of Mishima's seppuku is very similar to his film on the subject. Foreshadowed by a bit of the production of that film being shown in a flashback.
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